In a powerful speech, President Biden said democracy is under attack in the United States because of Donald Trump and his big lie.
American democracy is under attack because the defeated former President of the United States refused to accept the results of the 2020 election. He refuses to accept the will of the people. He refuses to accept the fact that he lost. He has abused his power, choosing loyalty to himself over loyalty to the Constitution. He made a big lie, an article of faith to the MAGA Republican Party, a minority of that party.
The great irony of the 2020 election is that it is the most attacked election in our history, and yet there is no election in our history where we can be more confident of its results. Any legal challenge that could be brought was brought. Every recount that could have been undertaken was carried out.
Each recount confirmed the results. Wherever factor evidence has been required, the big lie has been shown to be just that, a big lie.
Nothing the President said was inaccurate or wrong. Trump is the reason democracy is under attack in the United States. If Donald Trump had accepted defeat, there would have been no 1/6 attack, big lie, and election deniers on the 2022 ballot.
By turning the Republican Party into a faction trying to use a democratic electoral process to overthrow democracy, the failed former president has become the greatest domestic threat to democracy since the Civil War.
President Biden spelled out where the threat to democracy came from, essentially making Donald Trump the No. 1 enemy of American democracy.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association